Executive Director

Kenneth Bigos

Kenneth Bigos
kbigos@ahcopa.org, ext. 106

Kenneth joined AHCOPA as the executive director in August 2013. Has obtained national counseling certifications in housing counseling management, foreclosure prevention and homeownership counseling. Previously he has worked for non-profit organizations such as the Roxborough Development Corporation, Consumer Credit Counseling Services of the Delaware Valley (dba Clarifi) and the Philadelphia Unemployment Project. He has obtained his master’s in social justice and bachelor’s degree in finance.

When he is not at work he spends his time with his wife and two young boys. Lover of nature, outdoors and dreams of owning a home in Jim Thorpe or Costa Rica.

Interesting facts:

  • Cannot resist ethnic baked goods.
  • Lived in Mexico City for two years.
  • Rides his bike to work 9 miles from his house
  • Ran the Boston Marathon in 2004 and 2005
Housing Counselors

Dionne Cerdan

Dionne Cerdan – Foreclosure Specialist
dcerdan@ahcopa.org, ext. 104

Dionne is the senior counselor at AHCOPA. She has received her national counseling certifications in foreclosure prevention and homeownership counseling. Dionne is preparing for her certification in reverse mortgage counseling.

Dionne is a graduate of Palmer Theological Seminary with an Associate degree in Pastoral Leadership and a Bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University, Palmer’s sister school. Dionne came to AHCOPA after working for the Internal Revenue Service as a contact representative assisting tax payers with income tax questions. Dionne further worked for Clarifi formerly Consumer Credit Counseling Services as a Fannie Mae dedicated foreclosure prevention counselor for 4 years.

Interest include:

  • Working in and with the community
  • A new interest in physical health
  • Planning a family vacation abroad in the fall of 2017

Jacqueline Eccleston

Jacqueline Eccleston – Pre-purchase Specialist
jeccleston@ahcopa.org, ext. 102

Jackie is the First Time Home Buyer’s counselor at AHCOPA. She has been a housing counselor for over eight years and works with clients to get them prepared for buying their first home. I conduct pre purchase counseling, along with credit and budget counseling.

Buying a home can be an intense experience and I work to make sure that the transition from renting to homeownership is a relatively easy one. As a mother of three, she understands how challenging some situations can be with getting prepared to make such a life changing purchase.

Interesting facts:

  • Distance runner; preparing to run first half marathon in the spring
  • Advocate for physical fitness
  • Avid reader and book hoarder
  • Fresh basil addict

Abraham Reyes Pardo

Abraham Reyes Pardo – Bilingual Counselor
areyespardo@ahcopa.org, ext. 105

Abraham joined AHCOPA’s housing counseling team in April 2016. He acquired most of his experience working for the non-profit sector in Phoenix, Arizona where he served as a Housing Counselor since 2010 specializing primarily in Foreclosure Prevention.

In his current role Abraham has been eager to learn about the challenges facing the community that he now happily serves. In addition to providing Foreclosure Prevention services he’s also part of the counseling and education for First Time Home Buyers as well and he is happy about getting to experience the “happier side” of counseling as well.

When Abraham is not helping clients he enjoys taking long walks around the city with his dogs and spending quality time with his wife.

Interesting facts:

  • Can hold his breath for up to sixty seconds.
Administrative Assistant

Jasmaine Williams

Jasmaine Williams
jwilliams@ahcopa.org

Jasmaine joined the AHCOPA team in October of 2016, first as a intern through Community College of Philadelphia to being hired as the Administrative Assistant. She is now a recent college graduate, with a degree in Paralegal Studies. Her responsibilities include general administrative duties, scheduling appointments, managing the office calendar, answering and directing phone calls, performing intakes, and creating case files.

Interesting facts:

  • Jasmaine enjoys reading
  • Loves spending time with her family
  • One day she hopes to serve the community working for a nonprofit law firm
Communications Manager

Jamila R. Blake

Jamila R. Blake
jblake@ahcopa.org

Jamila joined the AHCOPA team in October 2016, serving as the Communications Manager. New to working in the housing counseling industry, Jamila enjoys applying her previous years of experience in a corporate environment to now helping promote and enrich the efforts of a non-profit organization like AHCOPA. Her responsibilities include coordinating our community outreach activities; bolstering the AHCOPA brand and online presence; and creating or editing content for our core operations.

Interesting facts:

  • Jamila loves to travel. The next few destinations she hopes to visit are Spain, Greece and Hawaii
  • After years of assigned reading and research for advanced education courses, Jamila now loves to indulge in offbeat comics, mysteries and instructional guides on sewing.